About the Program

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Our Mathematics and Science Department offers small introductory classes in a supportive, yet challenging, environment. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a wide variety of majors that require scientific or mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills.

 

Choose a Concentration

Business Concentration

If you are interested in majoring in business, particularly in the University’s Barney School of Business, this is the concentration for you.

Take five courses, including some in the Barney School, to complete the concentration. Your choices include:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macro-Economics
  • Quantitative Applications for Business
  • Business Statistics
  • Ethics
  • Required: One course in global history

Health Science Studies

The health science concentration gives you a foundation of scientific and mathematical knowledge you will need to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program in a health-related field.

We work closely with the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions to prepare you to transfer into their program after your two years at Hillyer. To help you succeed, we base the curriculum on the following requirements:

  • 2 biology courses, including lab work
  • First-level calculus
  • 1 literature course

For continuation in one of the University’s health-related bachelor’s degree programs, students must meet all grade point average requirements for that particular program.

 

Environmental Studies

The environmental studies concentration brings together courses in sociology, biology, natural sciences, philosophy, and literature to give you a wide and varied perspective on environmental issues.

You will take five courses to complete the concentration. Options include:

  • Environmental Science
  • American Environmental Literature
  • Ethics
  • Studies in Social Problems
  • Urban Politics
  • Sociology of the Connecticut River Watershed

Career Outlook

The Mathematics and Sciences Department prepares you for careers such as:

  • Economics, finance, management, accounting (Business Concentration)
  • Medicine, physical therapy, and dentistry (Health Science Studies)
  • Environmental fields (Environmental Studies)

Stephan Bullard

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests: Marine biology, specifically, the ecology of invasive marine species (sea squirts), benthic ecology, and planktonology

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Why do you enjoy teaching students in Hillyer?

I love working with Hillyer students, because I share a similar background. You never would have guessed from my high school records that I would eventually become a college professor. It was interactions with college faculty members that helped develop (or more accurately helped focus) my lifetime love of learning.

Faculty & Staff

Aly Geillan
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Stephan Bullard
Associate Professor of Biology
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Edward Rosen
Instructor of Mathematics
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Dennis Wasko
Associate Professor of Biology
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